17 Apr 2017

NZer arrested in Ireland

12:36 pm on 17 April 2017

A New Zealander has been arrested in Ireland over a drug operation believed to be linked to a Chinese triad.

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The Irish Times is reporting that a 55-year-old Serbian-born man, with New Zealand citizenship, is among three people arrested.

The arrests came after a raid on a house in Fermoy where cannabis plants worth about $378,000 were growing.

One room of the house had 300 cannabis plants growing.

The Irish police said they believed the house had been operating as a cannabis growing facility for about a month.

The police can hold people suspected of drug crimes for seven days before they are charged or released.